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Light and Relativity: Breakdown of Classical Relativity with Light Example

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Consider a jet traveling at 1000 km/hr. If the jet shoots a laser in the same direction it is traveling, how fast will the laser be traveling relative to the jet?

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1. Consider a jet traveling at 1000 km/hr. If the jet shoots a laser in the same direction it is traveling, how fast will the laser be traveling relative to the ground?

2. Which of the following is the speed of light?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly give you scenarios related to moving objects. You will need to correctly identify the speed of light in the given scenario. Some other questions will ask you about the mathematical notation that represents the speed of light as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Light
  • The speed of light
  • Relativity
  • Velocity

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of light and relativity
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about velocity, relativity and light and answer practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the speed of light and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and head over to the corresponding lesson called Light and Relativity: Breakdown of Classical Relativity with Light Example. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describing the theory of relativity
  • Exploring classical relativity
  • Understanding the limits of classical relativity
  • Explaining the speed of light
  • Detailing the constant nature of the speed of light
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